Jack Monasmith, 79

Jack Monasmith, 79, of Georgetown, Texas , formerly of North Baltimore, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018…..

Jack Monasmith, 79, of Georgetown, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. He was born on December 20, 1938 to parents Ervy and Dorothy Monasmith in the city of Findlay, Ohio. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio and worked 34 years for the IRS. He was the Branch Chief of the Exam Division.

Jack was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, whose priority in life was the happiness of his family. It all started with the love he had for his bride of 54 years, Kay. They married on November 28, 1964 in North Baltimore, Ohio. He adored his wife and best friend.

Second only to his love of family was his love of golf. Only family events would keep him off the golf course. One of his other joys in life was coaching baseball. He truly enjoyed coaching kids for years, and then later in life, watching his grandkids play sports. Jack was a people person. He had no problem talking to friends and strangers alike, always bringing a smile to the face of everyone he met.

Jack is survived by his wife, Jean Kay Monasmith; his sons: Bradley Monasmith, David Monasmith and his wife Monica, and Mark Monasmith and his wife Holly; his grandchildren: Ethan, Gracelyn, Hudson, Emily, and Caleb; his sister, Mary Jo Bundy; and his brother, Thomas Monasmith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ervy Monasmith; his mother, Dorothy Monasmith; and his sister, Arlene Bonner.

The family would like to thank the doctors of Austin Heart for all their care and concern: Dr. Chance Conner, Dr. Jerry Gilbert, Dr. Jeffrey Whitehill, and Dr. Jerome Thomas.

A Memorial Gathering will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 with a Time of Remembrance to begin at 6:00 p.m. at Ramsey Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Jack to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.NationalMSSociety.org/donate<http://www.NationalMSSociety.org/donate> or to the American Heart Association at DonateNow.Heart.org.

You may share a message or memory in the online memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

5 Ways to Find Your Morning Workout Motivation

(Family Features) For many people, hitting the gym in the morning leaves less time for excuses or interferences.

However, finding the motivation to get up and work out first thing can be a huge hurdle. If you’re looking to make your early workout successful and one you’ll actually stick with, consider these tips:


  1. Get Out of Bed, No Matter What – Making the first move may be the hardest part. Try setting two alarms and keeping them away from your bed. Walking across the room immediately after your alarm sounds gets you up and helps deter you from pressing snooze. Even sleeping in your (clean) workout clothes can make it easier to get going once you’re up.
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  1. Find a Workout Buddy – Having a partner can be motivational and help hold you accountable. It’s oftentimes easier to push through a tough workout when someone else is keeping you in check.
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  1. Commit to a Class – There are many ways to work out in the morning, and it’s up to you to decide what kind of exercise is best suited for your fitness goals. Consider the potential benefits of a scheduled class: working out with a group gives you an appointment to keep, a set time and place and an instructor and team to push and encourage you even when you feel like giving up.

  1. Refuel for the Day (and Workouts) Ahead – Post-workout nutrition is critical to refueling your body after a tough workout, allowing you to take on the day ahead. Try lowfat chocolate milk. Its carb-to-protein ratio has been scientifically shown to effectively refuel exhausted muscles. The sugar in chocolate milk is the secret to its ratio, one that elite athletes have trusted for years. And you may be surprised to learn that chocolate milk also naturally contains the same electrolytes added to commercial sports drinks.
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  1. Give Yourself a Break – Keep in mind that after exhaustive endurance exercise, your body needs rest time (24-48 hours) to adequately replace your depleted glycogen stores. Take some time to let your body and mind prep for the next workout.

For additional workout and recovery inspiration, visit BuiltWithChocolateMilk.com.



Dick Clark Men’s Basketball League Kicks off the Season

Games at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15……………

Here are the results from the first week of the Men’s Basketball League, held at the NBHS gym.

Game #1

Mak & Ali’s Pizza: 36

Leading scorers for Mak & Ali’s Pizza:

Troy Rayle with 13 points and 4 rebounds

Josh Fleckner with 10 points and 3 assists


Millers Insurance: 62

Leading scorers for Millers Insurance:

Chase Nichols with 17 points

Brody Naugle with 14 points and 9 rebounds


Game #2

Reineke Family Dealership: 63

Leading scorers for Reineke Family:

Chad Wright with 20 points and 14 rebounds

Nick Brossia with 20 points and 12 rebounds


Casey’s Sales: 51

Leading scorers for Casey’s Sales:

Sean Watson with 22 points and 20 rebounds

Noah Brian with 12 points and 10 rebounds


Game #3

Patterson Sanitation: 62

Leading Scorers for Patterson Sanitation:

Levi Newcomer with 15 points and 4 rebounds

Jacob Frost with 13 points and 5 assists


Gerdeman Insurance: 77

Leading scorers for Gerdeman Insurance:

Gage Beaber with 30 points and 3 rebounds

Mike Clark with 16 points and 5 rebounds


Game #4

Hagemyer Trucking: 52

Leading scorers for Hagemyer Trucking:

Joey Hagemyer with 25 points and 11 rebounds

Julian Hagemyer with 20 points and 19 rebounds


Wymers ServiceMaster: 53

Leading scorers for Wymers ServiceMaster:

Brad Rowlinson with 16 points and 11 rebounds

Brandon Solly with 9 points and 4 assists


Records after week 11-11-18:

Mak and Ali’s Pizza: 0-1

Millers Insurance: 1-0

Casey’s Sales: 0-1

Reineke Family Dealership: 1-0

Patterson Sanitation: 0-1

Gerdeman Insurance: 1-0

Hagemyer Trucking: 0-1

Wymers ServiceMaster: 1-0


Next week’s schedule for 11-18-18:

12:15- Miller Insurance vs Hagemyer Trucking

1:15- Mak & Ali’s vs Wymers ServiceMaster

2:15- Reineke Family Dealership vs Gerdeman Insurance

3:15- Casey’s Sales vs Patterson Sanitation

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Additionally, the U.S. 68/state Route 15 to I-75 southbound ramp set to close through fall 2020….

LIMA (Nov. 9, 2018) – A new ramp configuration on Interstate 75 will open next week as part of the reconstruction and widening of the interstate through Findlay and Hancock County.

A new flyover ramp, which will carry I-75 southbound traffic onto U.S. 68/state Route 15 or to Lima Avenue, will replace the existing loop ramp. The new ramp is referred to as a flyover because the ramp is carried over I-75 traffic to make the connection to U.S. 68/state Route 15 or Lima Avenue.

Little impact to traffic is expected when the switch over is made, said Kirk Slusher, Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 deputy director. “We expect the transition to be rather seamless as new signage will clearly direct motorists onto the ramp,” he said. The switch is expected to occur during the day on either Monday or Tuesday of next week.

The opening of the flyover is a significant improvement in driver safety as it eliminates the tight loop ramp, which required drivers to slow significantly to negotiate the curve. Its opening also marks a milestone for the overall project. “Once the flyover is open, we can begin work on other key elements of the project which need to occur to keep the project moving,” said Slusher.

The flyover is the first new permanent traffic movement change on I-75 itself to be completed on the $114 million project.

Additional upcoming traffic impacts on I-75 are as follows:

  • The I-75 northbound ramps at state Route 12 are expected to reopen Saturday, Nov. 10.
  • The entrance ramp from U.S. 68/state Route 15 to I-75 southbound will close when the flyover ramp opens and will remain closed for the remainder of the project, through fall 2020. Traffic will be detoured to the state Route 12 interchange back to Interstate 75 southbound.
  • By the end of 2018, traffic on I-75 from U.S. 224 to county Road 99 will travel on three lanes in each direction on intermediate pavement. The final layer of pavement will not be placed until the final year of construction in 2020.

The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state’s largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT’s mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.

Black Swamp Players To Hold Auditions For The Music Man

Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19. Audition times for both dates will run from 6:30 until 9 PM. …………

(Bowling Green)—The Black Swamp Players will hold auditions for the second production of its fifty-first season, The Music Man, during the week of November 18.

Open auditions for the production will be held on the following dates: Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19. Audition times for both dates will run from 6:30 until 9 PM.

The script calls for a large cast of both children and adults of various ages. All auditions will be held at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green. Those who want to audition should prepare 16 bars of a Broadway showtune, and should bring copies of their music to the audition.

Additionally, individuals who audition will be asked to cold read from the script and learn some dance/movement sequences.

All who are interested in auditioning should dress comfortably for the audition.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize–this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. Hill’s plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Written by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, The Music Man has been entertaining audiences since 1957, when it premiered on Broadway. The musical earned eight Tony-award nominations in 1958 and went on to win six Tonys, including nods for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor, and Best Performance by a Leading Actress.

The Black Swamp Players production of The Music Man will be directed by Amy Spaulding-Heuring.

The Music Man will open on Friday, February 15 at 7:30 PM. Additional performance dates include: Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 PM; Friday, February 22 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 PM. All performances will take place at the First United Methodist Church, Bowling Green.

Tickets for all performances are $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. All tickets can be purchased on the organization’s website and at the door on the day of the performance.

The Music Man is the second of three productions to be mounted by The Black Swamp Players for its 2018-2019 season. The Players will close their 51st season with the world premiere of an original play by local F. Scott Regan, titled Peanuts and Crackerjacks. Regan’s play will be performed in April/May 2019.

Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to president@blackswampplayers.org.

3 Common New Parent Questions

Though most parents wish their little one could tell them what’s keeping him or her awake, sometimes there’s no clear answer……

(Family Features) Almost every new parent knows the feeling: It’s 2 a.m., you’re bleary-eyed and you want nothing more than everyone to get some sleep. However, you’re up, and so is your new baby.

Though most parents wish their little one could tell them what’s keeping him or her awake, sometimes there’s no clear answer.

To help parents who are looking for answers to the questions that keep them awake, including those regarding poop, sleep and tummy time, the experts at KinderCare, who’ve been caring for new babies for almost 50 years, offer this advice.

1. Why is my baby’s poop a weird color?
Flash back to before your baby was born: You probably never imagined you’d be searching the internet for answers to questions about poop. Yet here you are, and many new parents know how you feel.

When you have questions about poop, however, you may find there’s an app for that. Many apps also track sleep, feeding, pumping, weight and more, making them useful tools to add to your new-baby starter kit.

If you see a change in your baby’s poop, track it. It might be no big deal, but it’s easier to remember what happened a week or even a day ago when you have all the data right at your fingertips. Also remember, if you see anything out of the ordinary, it’s worth a quick call to your doctor’s on-call nurse hotline to make sure it’s nothing to worry about.

2. What’s the big deal about tummy time?
You’ve probably read how important tummy time is for developing your baby’s muscles to get ready for all of the crawling, rolling, scooting, sitting and walking ahead. While your baby’s back is still the safest place for him or her to sleep, awake and supervised tummy time is important, too.

Tummy time doesn’t have to be long to be effective. Talk to your doctor to see what’s recommended for your baby. Though tummy time can be any time, you might be more successful right after a nap or diaper change when your baby is well-rested and comfortable.

If your baby just won’t take to tummy time, try making it fun with toys and make sure you’re getting down on the floor to play, too!

3. What if my baby just won’t go to sleep?
It’s never easy to hear your baby cry, but Dr. Elizabeth Super, a pediatrician and children’s sleep specialist with the pediatric sleep medicine program at Oregon Health & Science University’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, has some advice for sleep-deprived parents.

According to Super, by around 6 months of age, many babies no longer need a middle-of-the-night feeding and are ready to start learning how to self-soothe. However, about 25 percent of 1-year-olds still have problems waking up in the middle of the night.

“They should be sleeping through the night and can be doing it, but it’s very common that they’re not,” Super said. “Know that lots of kids have sleep issues, and sleep issues will come and go as they grow.”

In other words, if your baby has trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, and it’s important to choose an approach that fits your family. That might mean adjusting your schedule to accommodate an earlier baby bedtime (Super recommends 7-8 p.m.) or coming up with a simple bedtime routine like taking a bath, brushing teeth, reading a book, and going to bed.

For answers to more questions that can keep new parents awake, visit kindercare.com.



The Salvation Army will begin its RED KETTLE Campaign on November 23,2018………

November 7,2018 (BOWLING GREEN OHIO) – The Salvation Army will begin its 2018 Annual RED KETTLE Campaign on November 23, 2018. The funds raised during this campaign makes it possible for The Salvation Army to assist Wood Co. residents who are in emergency need.

Last year, the Bowling Green Salvation Army was able to raise over $36,000.00. This year’s goal is to raise $38,000 through the Red Kettle Campaign. In order to meet this goal, The Salvation Army relies on hundreds of generous volunteers to give of their time at the kettles.

Please consider bell ringing this year to help those in Wood Co. who are in less fortunate circumstances. This year kettles will be located at:

Kroger, 1094 N Main St. Bowling Green Walmart, 131 W Gypsy Lane Rd. Bowling Green Panera, 139 S Main St. Bowling Green

Big Lots, 818 S Main St. Bowling Green Walgreens, 1013 N Main St. Bowling Green

Great Scot 13710 Deshler Rd. North Baltimore, OH

Additional locations also available in Bradner, OH

Volunteers are needed from November 23 through December 24. Volunteers are scheduled for a minimum of 2 hours and must be 16 years of age or older or accompanied by an adult. Groups, churches, and businesses are encouraged to Adopt-a-Kettle for the day. If you would like to volunteer or need more information, please contact The Salvation Army at (419) 352-5918.

OHSAA Releases Football Regional Final Pairings

Neutral sites selected to host regional final games Friday and Saturday…………

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association released the pairings for the regional finals (third round) of the football playoffs Sunday.

During the first four rounds of the playoffs, all games will kick off at 7 PM. Division I, II, III and VI games are on Fridays. Division IV, V and VII games are on Saturdays.

OHSAA Football Regional Final Pairings

Home team listed first. Pairings include seed and record.

Division I – Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16

Region 1

1 Mentor (11-1) vs. 7 Lakewood St. Edward (8-3) at Euclid Community Field

Region 2

4 Powell Olentangy Liberty (8-4) vs. 2 Dublin Coffman (11-1) at New Albany Veterans Field at Eagle Stadium

Region 3

1 Hilliard Davidson (11-1) vs. 6 Pickerington Central (10-2) at Gahanna Lincoln Wilbur C. Strait Field

Region 4

1 Cin. Colerain (12-0) vs. 3 Cin. Elder (8-4) at Mason Dwire Field, Atrium Stadium

Division II – Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16

Region 5

1 Akron Archbishop Hoban (12-0) vs. 2 Maple Hts. (12-0) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium

Region 6

1 Tol. Central Cath. (12-0) vs. 3 Avon (11-1) at Clyde Robert J. Bishop Jr. Stadium

Region 7

1 Massillon Washington (12-0) vs. 3 Wadsworth (12-0) at North Canton Hoover Memorial Stadium

Region 8

1 Cin. Winton Woods (11-1) vs. 7 Cin. Anderson (9-3) at Lakota West Firebird Field

Division III – Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16

Region 9

1 Canfield (11-1) vs. 2 Chagrin Falls Kenston (11-1) at Warren G. Harding Mollenkopf Stadium

Region 10

4 Norwalk (9-3) vs. 6 Sandusky (8-4) at First National Bank Field at Bellevue Athletic Facility

Region 11

4 Cols. Eastmoor Academy (11-1) vs. 6 Thornville Sheridan (11-1) at Lancaster Fulton Field

Region 12

1 Kettering Archbishop Alter (11-1) vs. 2 Wapakoneta (11-1) at Piqua Alexander Stadium

Division IV – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17

Region 13

5 Girard (11-1) vs. 3 Hubbard (11-1) at Niles McKinley Bo Rein Stadium

Region 14

1 Bellville Clear Fork (12-0) vs. 2 St. Marys Memorial (11-1) at Bellefontaine AcuSport Stadium

Region 15

1 St. Clairsville (12-0) vs. 7 Newark Licking Valley (9-3) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium

Region 16

1 Cin. Wyoming (12-0) vs. 6 London (11-1) at Centerville Stadium

Division V – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17

Region 17

1 Orrville (10-2) vs. 2 Akr. Manchester (9-3) at Canal Fulton Northwest Dr. Martin Smilek Stadium, Jim Schalmo Field

Region 18

1 Genoa Area (12-0) vs. 2 Liberty Center (11-1) at Millbury Lake Community Stadium

Region 19

1 Johnstown-Monroe (11-1) vs. 3 Byesville Meadowbrook (9-3) at Zanesville Maysville Athletic Complex

Region 20

1 Wheelersburg (11-1) vs. 2 Middletown Madison (12-0) at Hilliard Darby Stadium

Division VI – Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16

Region 21

1 Mogadore (11-1) vs. 2 Kirtland (12-0) at Aurora Veterans Stadium

Region 22

1 Attica Seneca East (11-1) vs. 7 Sherwood Fairview (9-3) at Findlay Donnell Stadium

Region 23

4 Shadyside (10-2) vs. 2 Beverly Ft. Frye (11-0) at Byesville Meadowbrook Eugene Capers Field

Region 24

1 Coldwater (10-2) vs. 3 Maria Stein Marion Local (11-1) at Sidney Memorial Stadium

Division VII – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17

Region 25

1 Cuyahoga Heights (10-2) vs. 7 Warren John F. Kennedy (7-5) at Macedonia Nordonia Boliantz Stadium

Region 26

5 McComb (11-1) vs. 2 Edgerton (12-0) at Defiance Fred Brown Athletic Complex

Region 27

1 Lucas (10-2) vs. 3 Glouster Trimble (11-1) at Hamilton Township Alumni Stadium

Region 28

1 Fort Loramie (11-1) vs. 2 Convoy Crestview (11-1) at Lima Spartan Stadium